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Illegal Immigrants

NGO vessel rescues 50 illegal migrants off Libya’s coast

Humanitarian groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders rescued 50 migrants on Sunday from a rubber dinghy off Libya's coast and brought them aboard their charity ship, Ocean Viking. According to Associated Press,  the…

Rwanda offers to host hundreds of migrants trapped in Libya

Migrants trapped in Libyan detention centres where many have been subjected to abuse would be evacuated to Rwanda under an emergency plan being discussed with international humanitarian agencies and the EU, The Financial Times has reported.…

Libyan coastguards rescue 62 EU-bound migrants off the coast

Libyan coast guards on Saturday rescued 62 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast, said the Libyan anti-illegal immigration department. The statement said that a coast guard's patrol rescued 62 illegal immigrants on a rubber…

At least 115 migrants drown off Libya’s coast

At least 115 migrants have gone missing and feared to have drowned and 134 others were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya. The Libyan Navy spokesman Ayoub Qassim…

UN calls for freeing migrants from Libya detention center

The heads of two refugee agencies called Thursday for refugees and illegal migrants held in Libyan centres to be freed and for countries to take them in. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and International Organization for…

German NGO rescues 44 stranded migrants off Libya’s coast

A German rescue boat has picked up 44 people that were stranded off the Libyan coast. The rescue comes a day after the same boat handed over 65 migrants to Malta. The "Alan Kurdi" vessel operated by Sea-Eye rescued 44 migrants on…

MSF calls for immediate evacuation of migrants from Libya

Doctors Without Borders Wednesday called for urgent evacuation of refugees and migrants held in detention centers in Libya in the wake of a fresh attack killing many of them.  Prince Alfani, Libya medical coordinator of the…